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KKR appoints former domestic cricket icon Chandrakant Pandit as head coach Chandrakant Pandit
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KKR appoints former domestic cricket icon Chandrakant Pandit as head coach

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Aug 2022, 05:53 pm

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday announced the appointment of former wicket-keeper Chandrakant Pandit as the new head coach.

Making the announcement, Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said, “We are very excited that Chandu is joining the Knight Riders family to lead us through the next phase of our journey. His deep commitment to what he does and his track record of success in domestic cricket, is there for everyone to see. We are looking forward to his partnership with our skipper Shreyas Iyer, which promises to be an exciting one.”

Accepting the new challenge, Chandrakant Pandit said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to be given this responsibility. I have heard from players and others who have been associated with the Knight Riders, about the family culture, as well as the tradition of success that has been created. I am excited about the quality of the support staff and the players who are part of the set up and I am looking forward to this opportunity with all humility and positive expectations.”

Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL title twice since the tournament started.

The last time the team clinched the title was in 2014.

The side finished runners-up in 2021.

Incidentally, Pandit was the coach of the Madhya Pradesh side which won the Ranji title recently.

In his international career, Pandit represented India in 5 Tests and 36 ODIs.

In the domestic circuit, he scored more than 8000 runs in first-class cricket.